Working with Accounts

The Accounts container (available as accounts or just a) allows you to access all your local accounts.

>>> accounts
['0xC0BcE0346d4d93e30008A1FE83a2Cf8CfB9Ed301', '0xf414d65808f5f59aE156E51B97f98094888e7d92', '0x055f1c2c9334a4e57ACF2C4d7ff95d03CA7d6741', '0x1B63B4495934bC1D6Cb827f7a9835d316cdBB332', '0x303E8684b9992CdFA6e9C423e92989056b6FC04b', '0x5eC14fDc4b52dE45837B7EC8016944f75fF42209', '0x22162F0D8Fd490Bde6Ffc9425472941a1a59348a', '0x1DA0dcC27950F6070c07F71d1dE881c3C67CEAab', '0xa4c7f832254eE658E650855f1b529b2d01C92359','0x275CAe3b8761CEdc5b265F3241d07d2fEc51C0d8']
>>> accounts[0]
<Account object '0xC0BcE0346d4d93e30008A1FE83a2Cf8CfB9Ed301'>

Each individual account is represented by an Account object that can perform actions such as querying a balance or sending ETH.

>>> accounts[0]
<Account object '0xC0BcE0346d4d93e30008A1FE83a2Cf8CfB9Ed301'>
>>> dir(accounts[0])
[address, balance, deploy, estimate_gas, nonce, transfer]

The Account.balance method is used to check the balance of an account. The value returned is denominated in wei.

>>> accounts[1].balance()

The Account.transfer method is used to send ether between accounts and perform other simple transactions. As shown in the example below, the amount to transfer may be specified as a string that is converted by Wei.

>>> accounts[0].transfer(accounts[1], "10 ether")

Transaction sent: 0x124ba3f9f9e5a8c5e7e559390bebf8dfca998ef32130ddd114b7858f255f6369
Transaction confirmed - block: 1   gas spent: 21000
<Transaction object '0x124ba3f9f9e5a8c5e7e559390bebf8dfca998ef32130ddd114b7858f255f6369'>
>>> accounts[1].balance()

Generating, Adding, and Unlocking Accounts

Newly added accounts are automatically appended to the Accounts container.

The Accounts.add method is used to randomly generate a new account:

>>> accounts.add()
mnemonic: 'rice cement vehicle ladder end engine tiger gospel toy inspire steel teach'
<LocalAccount '0x7f1eCD32aF08635A3fB3128108F6Eb0956Efd532'>

You can optionally specify a private key to access a specific account:

>>> accounts.add('0xca751356c37a98109fd969d8e79b42d768587efc6ba35e878bc8c093ed95d8a9')
<LocalAccount '0xf6c0182eFD54830A87e4020E13B8E4C82e2f60f0'>

In a development environment, it is possible to send transactions from an address without having that addresses private key. To create an Account object from an arbitrary address, use the method and include force=True as a keyword argument:

>>>'0x79B2f0CbED2a565C925A8b35f2B402710564F8a2', force=True)
<Account '0x79B2f0CbED2a565C925A8b35f2B402710564F8a2'>

See Account Management for more information on working with accounts.

Broadcasting Multiple Transactions

Broadcasting a transaction is normally a blocking action - Brownie waits until the transaction has confirmed before continuing. One way to broadcast transactions without blocking is to set required_confs = 0. This immediately returns a pending TransactionReceipt and continues without waiting for a confirmation. Additionally, setting silent = True suppresses the console output.

>>> transactions = [
        accounts[0].transfer(accounts[i], "1 ether", required_confs=0, silent=True)
        for i in range(1, 4)
>>> [tx.status for tx in transactions]
[1, -1, -1]

These transactions are initially pending (status == -1) and appear yellow in the console.